There will be few films released this year that will divide audiences as much as “High-rise.” Some will see this movie, that just opened in theaters April 29, and on VOD the day before, as an insidiously clever allegory that rips the whole British class structure a new one. Others will see it merely as a depressing slog, as claustrophobic and depressing as the dilapidated apartment complex where it all takes place. And both assessments would be fair. This is a challenging film that is very hard to like, but there are many things to admire. That is, if you can get past the first five minutes where Tom Hiddleston barbecues a dog.
Read Jeff’s full review at Examiner.com!